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Settle, 1) trans. a) to place: (love) “never --d equally, but high or low,” Ven. 1139. “--st admired reverence in a slave,” Tim. V, 1, 54.
b) to fix, to establish, to make permanent in a place or condition: “left behind and --d certain French,” H5 I, 2, 47. “if beauty, wisdom, modesty, can s. the heart of Antony,” Ant. II, 2, 246. Partic. --d == α) fixed, permanent, not to be removed: “we'll light upon some --d low content,” As II, 3, 68. “if your more ponderous and --d project may suffer alteration,” Wint. IV, 4, 535. “your --d hate,” R2 I, 1, 201. “cloyed with long continuance in a --d place,” H6A II, 5, 106. “breed love's --d passions in my heart,” V, 5, 4. “he's --d, not to come off, in his displeasure,” H8 III, 2, 22. “this something --d matter in his heart,” Hml. III, 1, 181. imagine Pericles arrived at Tyre, welcomed and --d to his own desire, Per. IV Prol. 2 (no more wandering abroad). Used of blood, == stagnant, stagnated: “the blood which, before cold and --d, left the liver white and pale,” H4B IV, 3, 112. “how the blood is --d in his face,” H6B III, 2, 160. “her blood is --d, and her joints are stiff,” Rom. IV, 5, 26.
β) firmly resolved: “I am --d,” Mcb. I, 7, 79.
γ) composed, calm, sober, grave: “shall reasons find of --d gravity,” Sonn. 49, 8. “whose --d visage and deliberate word nips youth i' the head,” Meas. III, 1, 90. “no --d senses of the world can match the pleasure of that madness,” Wint. V, 3, 72. “--d age,” Hml. IV, 7, 81.
2) intr. a) to be placed, to find a place: “all the honours that can fly from us shall on them s.” All's III, 1, 21.
b) to become stationary after change: “having flown over many knavish professions, he --d only in rogue,” Wint. IV, 3, 106.
c) to become calm: “till the fury of his highness s.” Wint. IV, 4, 482. “trouble him no more till further --ing,” Lr. IV, 7, 82.
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